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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-19

Risks and complications associated with dental implant failure: Critical update

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal
2 Department of Dentistry, Sub-Divisional Hospital, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Department of Physiology, MB Kedia Dental College, Birgunj, Nepal
4 Department of Public Health Dentistry, E.S.I.C. Dental College and Hospital, Delhi, India
5 Department of Orthodontics, Subharti Dental College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
6 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, E.S.I.C. Dental College and Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Deepak Passi
Sub-Divisional Hospital, Bundu, Ranchi, Jharkhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_75_16

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Risks and complications have been identified with dental implant failure though there is continuous innovation in implant systems and various interceptive treatment modalities. The success rate of dental implants has increased over a period of years as a treatment option for the rehabilitation of missing teeth. The dental implants are designed that best suits the various types of bone. Endosseous implants fail due to many reasons. Different reasons for the implant failure and their contributing factors have been discussed in this review article. A better understanding of the factors responsible for the implant failure will provide clinical decision-making and may enhance the field of implant dentistry. This article summarizes the factors causing implant failure. This paper presents the results of a survey of dentists practicing implant dentistry and updates regarding their knowledge of risk factors that they consider to be important for predicting dental implant failure.

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